Definition of prettify in English:

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prettify

Pronunciation: /ˈpridəˌfī/

verb (prettifies, prettifying, prettified)

[with object]
Make (someone or something) appear superficially pretty or attractive: nothing has been done to prettify the site
More example sentences
  • He tries to rehabilitate himself in today's column: ‘Don't prettify our history.’
  • And finally, all cultures, I suspect, idealize and prettify some forms of sin.
  • At the same time, he doesn't prettify the conditions for the people who live there.…
Synonyms
beautify, make attractive, make pretty, spruce up, adorn, ornament, decorate, smarten (up)
informal doll up, do up, give something a facelift, titivate

Derivatives

prettification

Pronunciation: /ˌpritəfəˈkāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • I'm going to have a bit of a spring-clean of the blog later, inspired by Orbyn's site prettification, but I thought I'd post something first.
  • With little opportunity for prettification, they struggled - Reyes, when he should have been going forward, spent most of the half going back.
  • Then there has been all this pre-meeting prettification of York for the benefit of those posh patrons of Ascot.

prettifier

noun

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pret·ti·fy

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